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April 9, 2024

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SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with the Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians in Glenn County, Calif., that requires the Tribe to take immediate action to address issues with its drinking water system and comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The Tribe owns and operates the Grindstone Rancheria public water system, which is designed to serve treated surface water from Stony Creek to 150 residents.

“This settlement is critical to protecting public health at the Grindstone Indian Rancheria, so people there have access to clean and safe drinking water,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Martha Guzman. “Ensuring that small community water systems like this one provide safe drinking water is a national priority for EPA, especially in communities

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April 3, 2024

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ATLANTA (April 3, 2024) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $10 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Memphis in Tennessee. EPA’s loan will support critical stormwater infrastructure updates to improve the city’s resiliency to storms.

Since 2018, EPA’s WIFIA program has announced $20 billion in financing to support over $43 billion in water infrastructure projects that are strengthening drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure while creating over 140,000 jobs.

“Climate stress is often felt as water stress, especially when it comes to storms and floods,” said EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Water Bruno Pigott. “With this $10 million loan from EPA, Memphis will invest in more resilient water infrastructure and protect vulnerable neighborhoods.”

The City of Memphis’ Stormwater Upgrades Project will modernize portions of the

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April 3, 2024

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NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final cleanup plan to address contaminated groundwater at a portion of the New Cassel/Hicksville Groundwater Contamination Superfund site within the Towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead, and Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. The groundwater at this site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The final cleanup plan calls for installing a network of wells and underground pipes in a residential neighborhood (Salisbury, New York) to collect and move contaminated groundwater to a new water treatment facility.

“Ensuring access to clean drinking water is one of EPA’s most important missions and this cleanup plan will advance that goal,” said EPA Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia. “Our final cleanup plan is a significant step forward in reducing the potential impacts from chemical contamination to

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April 3, 2024

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WASHINGTON Today, April 3, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized 32 clean water and drinking water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation. These projects were funded in part by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs. EPA’s AQUARIUS and PISCES national recognition programs highlight exemplary water infrastructure projects. They showcase improvements in water quality and public health protection as a result of strong partnership at the federal, state, and local level. With funding from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, more projects like these will be possible in the future.

“Communities across the country are tackling water infrastructure challenges ranging from removing lead pipes to improving infrastructure resilience to climate change to addressing emerging contaminants. I am thrilled to recognize innovative infrastructure projects that are delivering cleaner, safer water for

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